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First Person: Countering COVID-19 misinformation in Venezuela

The virus of false information and fake news which has proliferated globally as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, has not spared the crisis-wracked South...

Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias

Nearly 30 independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council are calling for the United States to reform its criminal justice system in the...

US must address deep-seated grievances to move beyond history of racism and violence

Voices calling for an end to “the endemic and structural racism that blights US society” must be heard and understood, for the country to move...

UN appeals for restraint, ‘social cohesion’ as protests across the US continue

Responding to on-going protests that have spawned violence on all sides across dozens of US cities, the UN Spokesperson on Monday reiterated the Secretary-General’s appeal...

Central and South America now ‘intense zones’ for COVID-19 transmission

Greater solidarity must be shown to Central and South American countries which have become “the intense zones” for COVID-19 transmission, a top official with the...

Ecuador: Sustainable cattle farmer eases COVID-19 crisis with free milk for families

As the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down dairy supply hubs across the Amazon region of Ecuador, one local cattle farmer with an abundance of milk on...


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Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

There will be “no sustainable future without eradicating poverty and hunger,” the United Nations agriculture agency chief spelled out on Monday, launching the Food and...

Senior UN official calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian village in the West Bank

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to...

FROM THE FIELD: Rwanda’s Green Villages benefit poorest

An innovative approach to supporting the poorest and most vulnerable in Rwanda, is helping to address environmental problems and achieve ambitious development goals there, according...

Capitalism’s greed fomenting terrorism, hurting sustainable development, asserts Cuban President

The consequences of capitalism, imperialism and neoliberalism are not only manifesting in fascism and conflicts around the globe, they are also diverting much needed resources...

Debt-fuelled ‘economic sugar-rush’ in US spells danger, despite world growth: UN trade report

The world’s economy remains on “shaky ground”, overshadowed by escalating trade tariffs and an unpredictable financial climate dominated by debt-fuelled growth, UN experts said on...

‘We all need to see the bigger picture;’ cooperation is the key to making the world better for all, Estonia tells UN Assembly

Empathy, equality, and efficiency should be the hallmarks of the work of the United Nations, Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia, told the General Assembly...